For info on current class enrollment click here (see Rockstar Series)
This is not your typical guitar store, 8'x8' boxed lesson (with Metallica blasting to the left, Guns'N'Roses to the right). Here I offer a beautiful, all wood, warm acoustic recording studio furnished with equipment from the '60s and '70s.
Sessions might include anything from band performance, recording techniques, music theory discussion, songwriting and improvisation lab, to guitar and amp design, the use of effects. More than not lessons focus on guitar performance; acoustic, classical and electric. Piano lessons also available.
Electric Guitar Demonstration Video. I like to be as authentic as possible, note for note on melodies, improvisation over improvs, using period correct equipment with proper techniques and finger tone. Here are a few examples I could think of in one sitting, including blues, rock, jazz, metal, fusion.
Folkstyle/Acoustic Guitar Demonstration Video. Note an emphasis on right hand technique, fingerpicking. This includes pick+finger basslines, rhythmic
middle notes and a high melody clear and on top of the mix.
Classical Guitar Demonstration Video. Fingerpicking, complex chord voicing and right hand tremolo are at present here. Learning to read sheet music and
creating artistry from paper and thin air is a wonderful thing.
Full Version Videos Below. As accurate as possible in both sonics and fingers.
What age do you have to be to begin?
Lesson Recital Archive
I initiated annual recitals at D-Rocks in the early 2000s, it's been a hit ever since.
Holiday 2022 Recital https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe7ZtMjDexltcMiiv8NYLVmtHi_thIG4A
Fall 2022 Recital https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe7ZtMjDexlt66aIwxyWKCh05G7_TC3t2
Holiday 2021 Recital https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe7ZtMjDexlum12x3tf0i6f2lwMQE7z8_
Summer 2021 Recital https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe7ZtMjDexlv-ktlB8wiByXaRBJlNVlRD
Spring 2021 Recital https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe7ZtMjDexluaZoYAYSvlcrlz0OzgfKk8
Holiday 2020 Recital https://archive.org/embed/zoom_0_20201226
November 2020 Recital https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe7ZtMjDexlsH6U0fsUAt7QxK2rHOcd6r
*Current/former Guitar Instructors:
S. Bartolomei, S. Cox, C Hotz, M. Gutierrez, J. Lowe, J. Blum, M. Dundis, Dylan King, Connor Swanson.
*Featuring six Music Degrees
*Touring Bands: Beep Beep, Break Maiden, Capgun Coup, Clever, Desiato, Fizz, Healer, The Impulsive, Mayday, Pro-Magnum, Satchel Grande, Think Tank, Noah's Arc WAS, Clever, Lodgings, Buzzo, many others.
*John Svatos, Owner/Operator at Ground Floor Guitar (Omaha)